I realize that I start out so many of my posts talking about the weather. Well, unfortunately this post is no different. It’s cold here. Like below zero cold. And when it’s cold, I make casseroles. Because I love casseroles and they warm my heart. . .and body. I have a feeling that you’re going to love this Cheesy Broccoli and Corn Casserole as much as we do!
If you’ve been following the blog for awhile, you know that I prefer veggies over fruit. . .always. My friends call me crazy. I think it’s pretty normal. Put a plate of asparagus in front of me alongside of a plate of strawberries and I’ll choose the asparagus every time. Can fruit be delicious? Yes, of course. I just PREFER veggies over fruit.
I mean, wouldn’t you, too? Especially if it was covered with a delicious cream and cheesy sauce? Fahhhhget about it. I’m all in. This casserole is delicious alongside any main dish – chicken, beef, fish. . .heck, why not whip up some mashed potatoes and just put a big ole’ spoonful of the casserole right on top?!
Now, we’re talking. Midwestern food at its finest. It doesn’t end there, though. This beautiful casserole is topped with a crunchy crust made of buttery Ritz crackers. Ritz crackers are the best to cook with. Have you tried my Ritz Cracker Chicken yet? You need to. Holy moly.
Cheesy, flavorful, delicious veggies with a beautiful golden color. Dishes like this are just what we need to get through the rest of the cold winter months, don’t you think?
Just in case you’re wondering, this can be prepared ahead of time and then heated in the oven the day you want to serve it. Just hold off on the Ritz cracker topping until the day you actually serve the casserole or it will get soggy. Oh, and if it’s warmer where you live, please send some of that sunshine our way. We NEED it!!
- ½ cup onions, chopped
- 2 tablespoons butter, divided
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1¼ cups milk
- 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese
- 11 ounce can of corn, drained
- 20 Ritz crackers, crushed, divided
- 20 ounces fresh broccoli spears
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cook onions in one tablespoon butter in saucepan until translucent.
- Stir in cornstarch and milk.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes or until thickened.
- Add cheese and stir until completely melted.
- Stir in corn and ¼ cup of the Ritz cracker crumbs.
- Place broccoli in 13x9 inch baking dish and top with sauce.
- Melt the remaining butter and mix with the remaining cracker crumbs.
- Sprinkle on top of the casserole.
- Bake 35-40 minutes or until heated through.